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11  Big Bad Baby Blanket!!! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by anniefee on: June 13, 2006 05:23:57 AM
i'm so proud of myself......because of the torrential downpour resulting of alberto's thrashing on the west side of florida, what was there for me to do besides sit on my couch and knitknitknit? and watch a boatload of movies. Smiley

so, after starting this blanket in late april, here is the final finished product! i still have to do the cool water thing and weave the ends in, but otherwise...DONE! hope the baby (and the mommy and daddy) like it!!!

i used lion's brand homespun yarn in sierra. worked out pretty well! Smiley

edit: it is a square, it just doesn't look like it....i kind of took the picture at a weird angle. i dunno.
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12  wow! something actually finished.....NOW FINISHED! in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by anniefee on: June 07, 2006 04:43:55 PM
i finally got something very nearly done!

so i bought this pattern....simplicity something or other. i can't find the package at the moment. anyway, i tried making a skirt from a pattern before and was relatively successful until i got to the zipper, where i had to stop just because i didn't have a zipper. so i figured i could make this dress. right?

yeah, not so much. i thought i could get away without a lining, as it suggests to have. however, that totally screwed up how the top went together. then, once that got all straightened out (with much help from my second cousin on her gorgeously ancient singer) i realized the skirt part is too big and the top is too small. my boobs are squashed! so i added in a panel down the back to make it bigger. which it did, but not enough. ugh.

so! my new idea is to put in a zipper in the back or get bias tape and replace the straps with that and maybe make the top part of the back corset-style that would keep the back close and cinch the empire waist a little more. hm. anyway. pictures! i apologize profously for the hideously large pictures. i'm not good at resizing. i'll get right on that!

front.....pardon the awkward body shots...i'm too impatient to wait for my hubby to get home!


close up of the back panel

and close up of how the front is supposed to look without squished boobies

sooo....anyway....that's that for today! i'm just excited i finally got something very nearly done! Smiley hope you all enjoyed.....

EDIT: YAAAY!!!! i finished Smiley all that's left is trimming the little threads that seem to force themselves out. ah well...

it still doesn't quite fit. i think i'm going to give it to a pregnant friend of mine who is less, um, endowed than i am. Smiley

also, my arm isn't that hairy. static electricity!

thanks for all the compliments and suggestions!!! Smiley i sure do appreciate it.
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13  Re: hippy wedding? dress help needed in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions by anniefee on: May 28, 2006 01:28:59 PM
vt girl, i so almost wore that dress to my wedding!! but....i found another at david's that was a little less dramatic in the sleeves and made me look more sleek and less pregnant. Smiley i'm pretty hippydippy myself, but my husband's family isn't so much and my mom talked me into merging my wacky ideas with more traditional things. like shoes. i gave in and wore slip on indian sandals, but i hung on to my barefeet for as long as possible!!

anyway, Smiley here are my pictures, if anyone's curious....

me and my daddy....he really wanted to wear a tuxedo. he's so cute.

first dance....my hubby really wanted to wear a suit. he's so cute.  Cheesy how could i refuse the two most important men in my life?!

there was also this pattern i had, but i ran out of time to had it made (we were engaged less than six months - eek!). it's not really hippie, but i was going to modify it to make it more so. if you're interested, it's mccall's 3869 http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M3869.htm but unfortunately it's out of print. Sad

hope that helped. at all. i love talking about weddings! Smiley

edit: p.s. barefootchick, if i had had the foresight when planning my wedding, i would have totally gone with a dress like that first one! that's so pretty and simple! drat mothers and their desire to make everything complicated Wink
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14  yet another hippie dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by anniefee on: April 14, 2006 07:40:37 AM
i've been seeing a lot of hippie/apron-type dresses and tops, so i thought i'd share what i've made!

the pictures really are bad...i'm afraid my camera is getting elderly.


close up - you can tell it's a liiiittle bit too big


close up


i did not make the skirt....that came from a j.crew warehouse sale Wink the material came from an ex-boyfriend. he wanted me to make floor pillows out of this old indian print bedspread he had but i procrastinated and then we broke up and he forgot about it so i claimed it as mine! six years later...a dress. and i wore it on my honeymoon! to a different guy. not the previous exboyfriend. duh. Smiley

i need to do some fixing up though....i didn't know how to make button holes when i made this (ha - i thought you just cut a slit the size of the button and then stitch up the edges. i am older and wiser now) and the boob part and straps are too big. eh.
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